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    I know this might be a touch subject...

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    OK so here I am, digging through the before and after pics and thinking to myself... "Geeze... Most of these people already looked good BEFORE they went Primal!"

    Of course, I'm 6'4" and started this cut the carbs thing at 360 lbs. or there abouts... About 4 weeks later I weighed in at 348 and really I'd only been doing the low carb/no carb thing for about 3 weeks.

    I'm more following the Protein Power plan than the PB plan for now and I haven't gone with organic meat yet because of the expense in the sudden shift from cheap/inexpensive carb based foods like beans, rice, pasta... But it's on the agenda.

    All of that to say, I would really appreciate some success stories from people like me, who were far in to the 'obese' category and have pulled themselves out. My estimated body fat at 360 was about 40%. I haven't checked my numbers/measurements again since then but I am doing so sometime this week.

    Maybe you don't want to post this sort of "I was actually REALLY fat and now I'm not" message in a public forum. I can understand that. But if you are willing, I would find it really hope-bringing.

    Thanks!

    Joel

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    I was 397 at 5'8" when I started, and in a year and a half I've dropped over 100 pounds of body fat (118 according to my doctor) and gained 25 pounds of muscle - current scale weight is about 306 and current BF% is about 26 (compared to over 50% a year and a half ago).

    Yes, you can do this. I'm still heavy, but nowhere near what I used to be.
    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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    MTA: because it is rare I dont have more to say

    "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - my daughter Age 7

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    Yes! Rivvin is a great source too...



    And yeah.....

    Go to my primal blog (link below in my signature) and see my Before pictures... i assure you that you won't think I looked "good" before!
    March 1st 2010: 308lbs | CW: 219lbs / 18.5%BF | New Goal: 16% BF
    Male. 28. 6'4''. Currently working on them muscles and strength!

    "My chest hair caught fire when I was fighting a bear with a flamethrower, how do I get my hair back? - Rivvin

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    Holy Christ, I have that exact same outfit as Rivvan in his 2007 picture (minus the hat and dog), and started at about the same weight. So in four years I will look like Rivvin...damn, this PBP is the stuff of miracles.

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    There's this guy, Greg http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread6138-63.html (post #248 pg 25) Since moved on I believe.

    This guy, Anarkogrok, same thread #2041 pg 205

    And many, many more. Or see the weekly success stories at Mark's blog.
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    amazing success for Paul on 4 Christmass

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    6'4.5", 340lbs to 239lbs. Lots of muscle gain.

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    that's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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